Osho says not to be concerned about nirvana: “Be concerned about this moment, because this is the only true moment there is, and enter into it.”
Osho states, “In deep compassion you will be able to help many more people – because, in fact, compassion is the only thing that helps.”
Osho explains that the psychology of the buddhas does not work with the mind, its uniqueness is meditation, watchfulness, witnessing, leading to transcendence.
“Out of the mind and you are out of politics; otherwise, whatsoever you do is politics,” states Osho.
Osho says, “Maneesha has asked… Choosing the sutras for these discourses she is getting a little taste of Zen.”
Osho declares, “I am absolutely non-serious. This is a play. And I would like to call this play ‘the mad game’.”
Osho says, “When you surrender, the door opens. So don’t bother much where to surrender, simply think about more and more surrendering.”
Osho gives the name Deva Prayoga to the new sannyasin, which means divine experiment. “From the known one has to go always into the unknown and one day from the unknown into the unknowable.”
Osho answers to the question if scientists are contributing to a science of enlightenment, and can one do so without being enlightened.
While in Kulu Manali, Osho answers a question by M. Achana of Nawabanath, India: “Have you a message for the press?”
On July 20, 1970 Osho began the Hindi discourse series Krishna: Meri Drishti Mein (कृष्ण : मेरी दृष्टि में) (Krishna: The Man and His Philosophy) at C.C.I. Chambers in Mumbai.
Osho speaks on Chuang Tzu’s parable of ‘The Empty Boat’ and makes a reference about his vision of teaching particularly children.
The third question:
Dear Osho, I love you. In a Sannyas Magazine you said that you are not a person. Then what are you?
By using modern technology, I feel we are hurting this vibrating, juicy earth with the dead garbage of plastic, radioactivity, bad air and so on.
Please would you comment.
Q: Today at the lecture you extolled the virtues of Hasidism. But if they are so praiseworthy, so full of feeling of brotherhood, etc., why do they exclude women from their religious practices, and particularly their ecstatic religious dancing?
Osho speaks about those who are called ‘the Masters’ in theosophy, with reference to Mabel Collins’ book, ‘Light on the Path’.
A selection of quotes by Osho about the meaning of the mala and orange/red clothing (in chronological order).
The unconscious mind contains all the memories of one’s past; the collective unconscious has memories of one’s past lives…
Osho replies, “The symbol of the mystic rose is that if man takes care of the seed that he is born with, gives it the right soil … then the ultimate growth is symbolized as the mystic rose – when your being blossoms and opens all its petals and releases the beautiful fragrance.”
Osho speaks to a group of people in Rajasthan, stating that he had come to tell them that there is a way to awaken from this bad dream they have mistaken for life.
Osho answers a question about why he has come to earth, and says, “My whole message is to see the truth, to see the hell that ego creates in the name of perfection, uniqueness – and to let it drop.”
I have to ask you this esoteric question. How can you say with such certainty that this earth is the only place in the universe where life has blossomed, and consciousness has arisen? How do you know?
In answer to a question, Osho says that all boundaries are dissolving in this commune, as it is a meeting of old friends.
Osho answers a question about esotericism and says, “Yes! It is an escape from reality into fantasy.”
Osho answers the question, “Beloved Osho, If you depart on the 6th of July *) of any year, are we all going with you?”
Q: You are known throughout the world as the tantra master or the sex guru, yet in the three years I have been in your ashram, not only have I had less sex than ever before in my life, but thought and heard less about it as well. Will you explain this discrepancy?
Q: Beloved Osho, In Western society, at least, youth is considered to be everything, and to a certain extent, it seems this is as it should be if we are to continue growing in every dimension of life.
Osho explains, “The India that you know, I have already left… But for whomsoever wants to seek and search and be, India still provides the best climate – spiritual climate, I mean.”
Osho answers the question, “You have said that Buddha attained mahaparinirvana, but also that Buddha is to come once again in human form and will be known as Maitreya. How is it possible to take on a human form after reaching nirvana? Please explain this.”
Osho answers the question: Osho, you are quoted as being here to proclaim a new tradition, not to perpetuate the old. Why is this, and how do you see the future?
Osho takes the responsibility for what happened in Rajneeshpuram and says, “…this is my deepest longing: that Sheela and her group should be forgiven.”
“Remember that you are alone, there is no God, there are no messengers, and there is no dictator. You have to be decisive about your own life,” states Osho in 1987 after he returns to Pune.
Osho speaks about the creation of Israel by politicians and the resulting constant conflicts and suggests, “Move the Jews from Israel and give Israel to the Mohammedans; it belongs to them,” and adds, “And as for me and my people, we offer our commune land as a beginning.”
Death is not a problem created by thinking; you cannot solve it by thinking. Whatsoever you think, how can you solve it? says Osho.
A sannyasin says: I’m going back to pursue my study of astrology and to try to use it as a medium to communicate with people – not for its predictative qualities but just as a psychological tool…. in pointing out blocks and indicating how best we can use our energy.
In discourse, Osho speaks about the creation of Israel after WW2 and the implications to this day. He states, “I have always been against the creation of Israel.”